MiSciNet: Mathematical and Physical Sciences Index

AESEDA - Global Opportunities for Minority Earth Scientists
by A. Sasso, 25 November 2005
Penn State's AESEDA program focuses on solving some of Africa’s most pressing problems by engaging students in the study of earth sciences.

Russell Stands-Over-Bull: Building Community and Developing Natural Resources
by A. Sasso, 19 August 2005
Russell Stands-Over-Bull is a Native American geoscientist who returned to the Crow Indian Reservation near Billings, Montana, to help develop tribally-owned natural resources.

Peter Delfyett - Brightening the Future for Minorities
by C. Choi, 8 July 2005
Peter Delfyett, a professor of optics and university trustee chair at the University of Central Florida in Tallahassee, talks about his career and encourages minority students to enter science.

Understanding Mountains and Minorities
by A. Sasso, 1 July 2005
Christopher Andronicos, a professor at University of Texas at El Paso, studies fault movement in the Rio Grande Rift Region, and is actively involved in the Pathways Research Experience Program - a mentoring program that prepares undergraduates for graduate education in the earth sciences.

Spelman Students "Score" Using Advanced Technology

by C. Parks, 24 June 2005

Under the leadership of Andrew Williams, an assistant professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Spelman College, undergraduates program robots to compete in RoboCup, a soccer tournament for autonomous robots.

Bouncing Back

by E. Francisco, 10 June 2005

Three minority women scientists describe the obstacles they faced returning to work after an illness.

Concha Gómez - A Math Guru for Women and Minorities

by E. Francisco, 13 May 2005

Concha Gómez, director of the Wisconsin Emerging Scholars (WES) Program and mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, helps retain underrepresented minorities in science, math, and engineering.

Diving Into the Deep

by E. Francisco, 29 April 2005

As one of the few African-American oceanographers, Dawn Wright, associate professor in Oregon State University's geosciences department, uses geographic information systems (GIS) to map and study the ocean floor.

Margaret Hiza Redsteer: Passing on Goodwill

by A. Sasso, 18 March 2005

Margaret Hiza Redsteer, a Native American geologist with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Flagstaff, Arizona, had to endure many hardships on her way to becoming a scientist.

Straight Out of Science Fiction

by C. Choi, 11 March 2005

Deborah Jackson, a senior member of the quantum computing technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, assembles sensors keen enough to detect a single photon of light.

The Beauty of Statistics

by E. Francisco , 11 March 2005

Francisco Samaniego, a Mexican-American professor of statistics at the University of California at Davis, hopes to encourage more underrepresented minority students to consider careers in statistics.

Solving the Mysteries of Matter

by V. Chase, 4 March 2005

Kétévi Assamagan, a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, develops detectors and software to explore many unanswered questions in the field of particle physics.

Hispanic Astrophysicist and Educator Boosts Women in Science

by S. Lawrence, 4 March 2005

Tania Ruiz, manager of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester in England, has a background in astrophysics, but her career in science has allowed her to participate in a variety of specialties.

"We're Doing Just Fine"

by C. Parks, 11 February 2005

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates notes, "Before, jazz musicians would say, 'We're doing just fine. We have this wonderful art form here.' And that's what's lost when people with different inputs don't participate in science. We may miss the opportunity to create jazz."

A Mathematical Map for Success

by C. Parks, 4 February 2005

Scott Williams, a theoretical mathematician and professor of mathematics at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, discusses his career, background, and his recommendations for young mathematicians of color.

NOAA Program Impacts Minority Serving Institutions

by C. Parks, 21 January 2005

The Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions, sponsored by the NOAA, is designed to recruit more minorities with quantitative backgrounds to the agency.

Investing in the Future of Science

by E. Francisco, 21 January 2005

Minority students looking for research experience and interested in math and science careers, should check out the Research Alliance in Math and Science Program, sponsored by Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab.

From Poverty to Ph.D.: A Scientist Finds Himself in Physics

by Victor Chase, 7 Jan 2005

Darnell Diggs, a physicist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, was originally a business major in college, but decided to follow his passion: physics.

From Buenos Aires to Bosons

by Anne Sasso, 17 Dec 2004

Although her research ranges from the smallest particles of matter to the larger, ever-expanding universe, Marcela Carena has always stayed true to herself and led an otherwise normal life.

Following My Curiosity

by Terri Wright, 17 Dec 2004

As one of the lucky ones that cleared the Ph.D. hurdle and went on to a satisfying professional career, Terri Wright is now committed to helping more African-American students follow their curiosity, wherever it may lead.

The Quantum Ripples of Life

by Charles Choi, 3 Dec 2004

Stephon Alexander, is now a research associate and member of the theoretical physics group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, searches for answers to big, long-standing questions in science.

A Tale of Two Chemists: Finding Fulfillment in Science

by Edna Francisco, 19 Nov 2004

The Science Bowl Education Program is an award-winning activity set up by Kim Jackson and Ike Ononye, who are both working dream jobs as chemists at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Creating EXPERTs in Green Technology

by Victor Chase, 20 Oct 2004

As a postdoctoral fellow, Bothun established, earlier this year, a new research and education program at N.C. A&T. This makes Bothun both a westerner come east and a white scientist at a predominantly African-American university.

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